Monday, June 06, 2005

The "Trust" Hormone

Okay, okay. I know I'm not the only one who dives for the TV remote everytime Bush says, "We are a freedom loving nation." After nearly four years of his "There are people who hate us for our freedom," blather, I know many Americans have succumbed to the brainwashing, i.e. come to subscribe to the president's "This is a fight for freedom," platitudes to justify nation razing Iraq to the Stone Age.

But some of us still aren't buying Bush's bull. Some of us hear the same old "freedom" this and "freedom" that week in and week out as nothing more than Nazi Propaganda Minister Goeggels' "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it" tactic.

President Bush has a slightly different, yet similar, take on it. "See, in my line of work, you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

Help is on the way.

Well, take comfort ye cynics of little faith out there. There may be hope for we of little faith. Help is on the way in the form of a "trust" hormone. Inhaled into the body as a spray mist, scientists have discovered a synthesized hormone called oxytocin actually increases one's ability to be more trusting of dubious platitudes; to take more risks after listening to purveyors of empty phrases and propaganda.

Imagine! With a little oxytocin up the nose, Bush won't need his freedom phrases and we can quit diving for the TV remote! (Well, not really!)

Breathe deep, the gathering doom
Watch lights fade from every room....Moody Blues